Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Nadia Prupis is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 1:30pm
Oil Workers Dig In for Historic Fight Against Industry Giants Over Crucial Safety Rules
Four weeks into the largest nationwide strike by oil plant workers in 36 years, the fight over critical safety standards in a deadly industry has grown even larger, with the movement now including 15 plants and 6,500 workers. As Common Dreams has previously reported , the workers are demanding...
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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 11:30am
Victory for Municipal Broadband: FCC Sides with Communities in Internet Access Fight
On Thursday, ahead of its historic vote to protect net neutrality , another "watershed moment" came when the Federal Communications Commission moved in favor of consumers by giving cities the power to create their own internet networks. In a major victory for public alternatives to service provider...
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 1:15pm
Telecoms, GOP Launch 'Last Ditch Effort' to Undermine Net Neutrality
A U.S. House subcommittee is meeting Wednesday to make a final attempt to derail net neutrality ahead of the Federal Communications Commission's vote scheduled for later this week. The Communications and Technology Subcommittee will discuss what they say are "legal, economic and policy...
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 9:15am
Julian Assange Asks Swedish Supreme Court to Lift Arrest Warrant
WikiLeaks founder and journalist Julian Assange on Wednesday asked the Swedish Supreme Court to lift the arrest warrant against him which has trapped him in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for nearly three years. His lawyers will argue that the warrant has imposed "severe limitations" on Assange,...
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 3:15pm
DOJ: No Federal Charges for George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin Case
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday closed its investigation into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin without filing hate crime charges against his killer, George Zimmerman. "Though a comprehensive investigation found that the high standard for a federal hate crime prosecution cannot be met...
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 2:00pm
Chicago Police Secretly Detain, Abuse Americans at Domestic 'Black Site
Chicago police have operated a secret prison-like compound where they detain, interrogate, and torture U.S. citizens in what lawyers call a domestic equivalent to a CIA "black site," an exclusive investigation by the Guardian revealed on Tuesday. A "nondescript warehouse" on Chicago's west side,...
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 12:15pm
'Historic Day on the Last Frontier': Recreational Pot Now Legal in Alaska
Following a sweeping win at the ballot box in November, recreational marijuana officially became legal in Alaska on Tuesday, making it the third state in the country—behind Washington and Colorado—to allow adults over 21 to smoke, possess, grow, and transport pot. Alaska voters passed their...
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Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 1:30pm
Following Turmoil at For-Profit Texas Prison, Inmates to be Transferred
A federal prison in Texas will transfer up to 2,800 inmates to other institutions in the area in response to a two-day uprising which began Friday over the prison's living conditions and inadequate medical services. Inmates at the for-profit Willacy County Correctional Center were reportedly...
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Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 11:45am
In Gesture of Solidarity, Norwegian Muslims Form 'Ring of Peace' Around Oslo Synagogue
More than 1,000 Muslims in Norway joined together in sub-zero temperatures on Saturday to form a protective circle around Oslo's sole functioning synagogue as a gesture of solidarity with the city's Jewish community following last week's attacks on a synagogue in neighboring Denmark. Chanting "No...
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Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 10:15am
Prominent Climate Change Denier Funded by Koch Brothers, Energy Companies: Reports
A prominent climate change denier and researcher quietly took more than $1.2 million in payouts from the energy industry, including the Koch brothers and other oil lobbyists, for the past 14 years, newly released documents have shown . Wei-Hock "Willie" Soon, a researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian...
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